A WAY TO REMOVE SUFFERING
Much as you like wealth and fame,
you must leave them some day.
Though not interested in them,
you still can't escape death some day.
As you have to bid farewell to everybody around you
once in your life time,
you must get yourself ready for the farewell.
Though the suffering is beyond description
when you leave yourself,
you must leave yourself.
Religious life may relieve you of the suffering
but you will have to feel the same suffering at your final moment.
Then, what preparation do we need
to leave this life without any suffering?
Buddha discovered a lot of ways to avoid this suffering,
and afterwards patriarchs also had their unique ways.
These are the ways of Seon(Zen meditation).
Since practing today is also for finding the way to remove suffering
and realizing the cause Samsara correctly,
do make a good observation.
Written by Master Subul Sunim
of Anguk Zen Center
Translated by Boo Ahm